Police Commemoration Day observed in a befitting way

BANDERDEWA, Oct 21: The Arunachal Pradesh Police (APP) today observed the Police Commemoration Day at the parade ground of Police Training Centre (PTC) at Banderdewa today in a befitting way.

The rank and file of the state police and all officers of PTC including Principal Surendra Choudhary, few retired police officers of the state took part in the ceremony and paid homage to the police martyrs.

Director General of Police S B K Singh, in his address, informed that the Commemoration Day is observed as a mark for the heroic efforts, patriotism and devotion of our Police force.

“It is a special occasion wherein we remember those police officers who have made supreme sacrifice for the cause of the motherland while discharging their duty. On this day we also remember our martyrs for their supreme sacrifice,” he said.

DGP Singh narrated how in  the year 1959, Indian Police personnel were responsible for manning 2500 mile long border of India with Tibet, now China. On October 20, 1959, three reconnaissance parties were launched for Hot Spring in preparation of further movement of Indian expedition, which was on its way to Lank La. But out of three one team did not return. In the early morning of October, 21, 1959, all available Police personnel were mobilized to search the team. But the Chinese army open fired and threw grenades on our Indian Police search team, as a result, ten brave Police personnel attained martyrdom. As a mark of respect, the Police Commemoration Day parade is observed every year on October 21, since 1960, DGP added.

Urging police personnel to immortalize the supreme sacrifice of brave police personnel, DGP requested all to stand by and support the martyrs’ families.  He asked them to be ever ready to protect our nation.

The DGP reiterated that the life history and activities of Martyrs must be inducted in training course as well.

Later, the senior police officers and representatives of all ranks of APP offered wreath to the martyrs memorial.

On the occasion, several literary, games and sports programmes across the state were organized, which offered opportunity to all family members of police personnel to join the celebration.

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